In John 3:23 Jesus said that his words are Spirit and they are life.. What Jesus was saying was that the words which he spoke into the natural realm originated from the spiritual realm and were able to quicken or make alive unto God.
In effect, Jesus personified in human form the very life giving words of God to humanity. That means that the natural man cannot bring life but only death
This is because of the sin nature and the sin which exists in the earth because of the curse. Humans can have a form of knowledge and a form of life and healing but death will ultimately in the end be the final outcome.
It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life (John 6:63, KJV). Jesus spoke the precious words above to a group of Jews who did not know what to do with Him as they struggled to understand what He was saying
If you look up multiple translations, you will find that some use “spirit” with a lowercase “s” while others have “Spirit” with an uppercase “S”. It already gives you the nuances that are ingrained in this perplexing verse
First, note that Jesus did not say the Word of God is spirit. He said the words He was speaking to them were spirit
“It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.” (John 6:63). Everyone has heard of the legend of the Fountain of Youth
It would be wonderful to find the source of such life on earth, but only in Jesus Christ can we find such an elixir for our souls.. The notion of God being the source of all life is clear from the first pages of Scripture to the last (Genesis 1:1, Revelation 21:1)
He calls Himself the bread of life (John 6:35); the resurrection and the life (John 11:25); the Way, the Truth, and the Life (John 14:6); and the vine, which is the source of life for a plant (John 15:1). He can offer this life because He is the only path to salvation and restoration to God
What do you love, death or life? The one that we love we will eat the fruit of. Will we eat the fruit of death? Or will we eat the fruit of life?
The difference between us and Him is that His words are always life. His words are always abundant, eternal, or everlasting life
If we would yield to them, we can be carried along by them all the way into the Kingdom of God. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said of any of us—that our words are life—because often times our words carry death with them
“It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.”. Notice in the above scripture Jesus calls the very words that he speaks Spirit and Life! In John 1:1-4 &14 the scriptures tell us “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God
In him was life; and the life was the light of men…And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father;) full of grace and truth.”. 1 John 5:7 says: “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.”
He was doing the same thing when He walked the earth that He was doing when He created it. Look at Genesis 1: 1-2 “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth
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Have you heard the phrase “speak life?” What does it mean to speak life?. Speaking life is about staying positive and making sure that the words you speak line up with His Word
For Christians, speaking life is something we should do every day in every area of our lives.. Speaking life the Word of God helps us to work on our faith so that we can continue to grow in Christ and our walk of faith
When you have to say it’s so when maybe it’s not so, I’ve found it can be so!. When I speak life, I feel more positive! Speaking life shows that God is in charge and you feel Him working in your life and others
As Christians, we understand that salvation is not a matter of earning God’s favour by our own effort. Rather, it is transferring our trust from what we can do to what Jesus Christ has already done
This means that God, Who saved us from the penalty of sin wants to change us -to remove the sinful habits and selfish attitudes in our lives, so that we can become more like His Son, Jesus Christ (Rom. It would be impossible to achieve this on our own, hence, the Gift of the Holy Spirit to empower us.
It means depending on Him and yielding ourselves to Him.. The Bible teaches that that there are three kinds of man, namely:
A few years ago, I came across a striking statement made by a pastor commenting on the verse, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God” (Matt 4:4). Rather than rightly understanding Jesus to be contrasting literal bread to the Scriptures, he said, “We need more than the bread of the Word; we need to hear God’s voice.” This unorthodox interpretation follows a similar line of argument made by pastor Bill Johnson who writes, “Jesus did not say ‘My sheep will know my book.’ It is His voice that we are to know”.1
Proponents of such a subtle move have often accused believers of focusing on Scripture instead of the Holy Spirit, worshiping “Father, Son, and Holy Bible,” and have even used Jesus’ words to the legalistic Pharisees in John 5:39 against bible-believing, Spirit-dependent Christians! Unfortunately, this only attempts to separate two things that have never been, were never supposed to be, and can never be separated.. The true church has always understood the Spirit to work and speak through, not apart from, the Scriptures
In fact, the Bible makes it clear that to be filled with the Spirit is synonymous with being filled with the Word (compare Eph 5:18-20 and Col 3:16). The word of Christ we hear/read that produces faith (rhema in Rom 10:17), is the same Spirit-inspired Word of Scripture that ought to dwell in us richly (logos in Col 3:16)
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The Scriptures are not God, but the Spirit who breathes through the words is God.” –Francis Frangipane. Jesus said, “The [Holy] Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing
Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.” (Hebrews 4:12-13)
What does John 6:63 mean?Much of the angst over Jesus’ teaching has come from the physical symbolism He used. After referring to Himself as the Bread of Life, Jesus insists that only those who eat His flesh and drink His blood can find eternal life
The idea of His flesh being the bread of life was meant to extend the analogy of bread, in order to include His upcoming sacrificial death on the cross. Here, Jesus makes a direct statement that His prior words are not meant to be taken literally.
True belief in Christ requires a person to take the truth of who Christ is deep inside them—they must “receive it” fully and absolutely. This is where the analogy of food comes in, which has to be taken inside a person in order to have any effect
…the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life (John 6:63).. The words of the Master above let you understand the power, characteristics, and ability of God’s Word
It’s like the human DNA, which can be traced from something as little as a follicle of hair from your body.. That tiny strand of hair has your unique identity in it
His Word that comes to you carries His “DNA,” as it were.. But it’s remarkable to know that Jesus said His words are spirit and life
Contributed by Vern Hall on Jan 3, 2009 (message contributor). Summary: This sermon speaks of the importance of the words of Christ.
We often ask ourselves what is the most risk free entity we can invest our trust in today. As I was driving home from work Friday and was listening to the radio, the radio news came on and the correspondent stated that the stock market had fallen over 200 points in that one day
We see each day the increasing deterioration of our tangible world, and perhaps this is a point of grief and depression for the world at large, but for the Christian, it should not be so. Our Lord Jesus Christ, has given us great hope, for which we have great grounds of rejoicing
The Father, the Son, and the Spirit all have a part in our salvation. The Father gave His Son to die for us, Jesus paid the penalty for our sins, and the Holy Spirit transforms us
He said, “‘It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.’” From this statement we can draw several principles for our lives.. Jesus says, “‘It is the Spirit who gives life.’” The Holy Spirit quickens the believer and gives life
In John 3:5 where Jesus told Nicodemus, “‘Truly truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.’”. When we believe in Christ, the Spirit does His work
The Lord Jesus said that the words He speaks are spirit and life (John 6:63). Can we imagine that the Bible as the Word of God is the Spirit? It is not simply words in black and white; it is something higher, deeper, fuller, and richer—that is the Spirit and life
I do not say that the Bible is God Himself, but, according to the Lord Jesus, the word in the Bible is the Spirit, and the Spirit is God Himself, the Lord who is life to us. When we come to contact the Word, if we are right in our position and open in our heart and spirit, we will surely contact God Himself and receive life.
We must come with a heart which seeks after God, with a clear, sober mind, and with an open spirit. If we open our spirit to God and to His Word, we can touch God Himself behind the printed page
The word of God is like a seed having the potential to germinate, take roots, grow and bear fruits…. “It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.” John 6:63 ..
It is my prayer that who ever reads this will receive something from the lord.. .Listen: “So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth; It will not return to Me empty, Without accomplishing what I desire, And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it
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Jesus sensed that his disciples were having a hard time with this and said, “Does this rattle you completely? What would happen if you saw the Son of Man ascending to where he came from? The Spirit can make life. Sheer muscle and willpower don’t make anything happen
But some of you are resisting, refusing to have any part in this.” (Jesus knew from the start that some weren’t going to risk themselves with him. He knew also who would betray him.) He went on to say, “This is why I told you earlier that no one is capable of coming to me on his own
It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.. And the very words I have spoken to you are spirit and life.
Many Christians have never considered the incredible impact their words can have on other people. God created us to be expressive beings, and the Bible tells us that our words hold the power of life and death (Proverbs 18:21)
To speak life is to be a person of encouragement, edification, and blessing to others through what you say.. Proverbs 10:11 says that “the mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life.” How can we, as followers of Christ, learn to harness our words so that we speak life to those we love and to the lost and dying people of this world?
The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” This passage figuratively refers to words as “the fruit of the mouth,” which in other passages are “the fruit of the lips” (Proverbs 12:14; 13:2). The harvest of our words can either bring the benefits of life or the detriments of destruction and death
Ezekiel was told by God to take and eat the scroll, and then to prophesy for God; as believers in Christ, we need to eat the words of the Bible, taking the word of God into us by means of all prayer, and receive the Spirit that is embodied in the word of God.. Jeremiah said, Your words were found, and I ate them, and Your word became to me the gladness and joy of my heart (Jer
Our normal response to God’s word, as we read the Bible, should be to eat the word of God. We shouldn’t be satisfied merely with reading the Bible according to a schedule or reading the Bible to get knowledge.
Our concept concerning the Bible needs to change; the Bible is not a book like other books which we should come to get knowledge about God, but we should come to God’s word to eat His word, for the word of God is good for us to eat.. Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds out through the mouth of God (Matt
The Holy Spirit gives believers the power to live like Jesus and be bold witnesses for Him. If Jesus said it is best for us that He goes away, then it must be because there is something valuable about what the Holy Spirit was coming to do
From this Scripture, we can gather the foundational concept of what the Holy Spirit does in the life of a Christian. He sends us out as witnesses and gives us the power to do it effectively.
– ‘The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life’. – Don Stewart :: In What Ways Does the Holy Spirit Give Life?
Two Important Greek Words in the Bible: Logos and Rhema. Did you know that in Greek, the original language of the New Testament, two different Greek words are used to refer to the word of God? One is logos, and the other is rhema.
That’s why we’re taking some time in this post to discuss logos and rhema and their importance to our Christian lives.. The more commonly known of these two Greek words is logos
How incredible it is that we human beings can have God’s written word in our hands!. When we read the written word, we can learn about God and know His ways, His salvation, and His plan for mankind
ESV – 63 It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is no help at all. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life.
John 6:54 “Who so eats My Flesh, and drinks My Blood has eternal life and I will raise him up at the last day.” I think this tells that we are to have total faith. John 6:55 “For My Flesh is meat indeed, My Blood is drink indeed.” Refer to Luke 9:23 – ” And He said to them all, if any man will come after me let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me.” This means that indeed we must daily focus on The Cross! John 6:56 ” He who eats My Flesh and drinks My Blood dwells in Me and I in him” John 6:57 ” As the Living Father has sent Me and I live BY the Father, so he who eats Me, even he shall live by Me.” Proclamation that Jesus had the Holy God within
John 6:58 “This is the Bread that came down from Heaven not as your father’s did eat Manna and are dead he who eats this Bread shall live forever.” He taught these things in the Synagogue at Capernaum, and many did not understand. Jesus asked, John 6:61…”Does this offend you?” John 6:62,63 ” What and if you shall see the Son of Man ascend up where He was before? It is the Spirit Who quickens, the flesh profits nothing the words that I speak unto you, they are Spirit, and they are Life.” Jesus is telling them, that if they cannot accept His Death, how will they ever accept His Resurrection? If you could actually eat and drink from my human body, that could not save your soul
It is the Spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing. The words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh conveys no benefit [it is of no account]. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and life [providing eternal life].
The words (truths) that I have been speaking to you are spirit and life.. It is the Spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are Spirit, and they are life.
It is the spirit of man that quickens him; or which being breathed into him, he becomes a living soul; for the body, without the spirit, is dead; it is a lifeless lump: and it is the Spirit of God that quickens dead sinners, by entering into them as the spirit of life, and causing them to live: and it is spiritual eating, or eating the flesh, and drinking the blood of Christ in a spiritual sense, which quickens, refreshes, and comforts the minds of believers; it is that by, and on which they live, and by which their spiritual strength is renewed: unless, by spirit, is meant the divine nature of Christ, by which he was quickened and raised from the dead, and ascended up into heaven, and was declared to be the Son of God with power:. the human nature of Christ, though profitable, as in union with the Son of God, to be given for the life of his people, and to be an offering, and a sacrifice for their sins, yet not as alone, or as abstracted from the divine nature; nor would his flesh and blood, corporeally eaten, could, or should it be done, be of any avail to eternal life; nor is any other flesh, literally understood, profitable of itself for life; for man lives not by bread, or meat, or flesh alone, but by the word and blessing of God upon it, and along with it; nor flesh, in a figurative sense, as creature acts and performances, self-righteousness, obedience to the ceremonial law, carnal descent, and birth privileges:
the doctrines which Christ had then been delivering concerning himself, his flesh and blood, being spiritually understood, are the means of quickening souls. The Gospel, and the truths of it, which are the wholesome words of our Lord Jesus Christ, are the means of conveying the Spirit of God, as a spirit of illumination and sanctification, into the hearts of men, and of quickening sinners dead in trespasses and sins: the Gospel is the Spirit that giveth life, and is the savour of life unto life, when it comes not in word only, or in the bare ministry of it, but with the energy of the Holy Ghost, and the power of divine grace.
It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.. It’s the Spirit who gives life; the flesh accomplishes nothing
The sayings that I speak to you are spirit, are life.. It is the spirit that giveth life; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I have spoken unto you are spirit, are are life.
The words I have spoken to you are [from the] Holy Spirit and [they give] life.. It is the spirit that makes alive; the flesh profits nothing; the words that I speak to you are spirit and life.
What does it mean to be filled with the Spirit? The simple definition is this: A follower of Jesus empowered to live the life God intended for them by submitting to the presence, power and purpose of the Holy Spirit in their lives.. It has been said that the Christian life is not hard, it’s impossible
And while it’s true that the Christian life is impossible to live out of your own strength, God does not want defeat and discouragement to characterize the believer’s life. He has commanded believers to live the Christian life by being filled with the Spirit.
According to this definition, five key terms need to be understood in order to be filled by the Spirit. Those terms are enabled, presence, power and purpose, and submission.
“Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad, for the tree is known by its fruit.” (Matthew 12:33). Christ said we are known by our fruit, so what are the good fruits we should aspire to? The Apostle Paul mentions the “fruits of the Spirit” that Christians should work to cultivate in their heart and mind.
The phrase “fruit of the spirit” comes from Galatians 5:22-23:. There is a slight variation in the KJV version of this Bible passage:
Those in Christ are differentiated from disbelievers in that they have been endowed with the Holy Spirit, allowing them to bear these spiritual fruits.. The Greek word καρπός that we translate as “fruit” usually means fruit in the sense of edible fruits and vegetables, but it can also be translated as offspring, deed, action, result, or profit
What is the Holy Spirit & 10 Supernatural Ways He Empowers You. “The Holy Spirit illuminates the minds of people, makes us yearn for God, and takes spiritual truth and makes it understandable to us.” –Billy Graham
We need Him in our life as a conduit to become who God created us to be, and through His power we have aid in all situations. Our first encounter with the Holy Spirit is when He convicts us of our sin, shows us that none of us can live up to the righteousness of Jesus, and reveals to us the judgment that is coming to those who die without a Savior (John 16:8-11)
There is a second work of the Holy Spirit when He baptizes a believer (Acts 2:1-4). It’s available to all (Acts 2:39) and a gift of empowerment, helping the believer to live a holy life
The fruit of the Spirit includes nine attributes of a godly life that the Holy Spirit works to develop in the lives of those who have accepted Jesus Christ as Savior.. Where is the Fruit of the Spirit Mentioned in the Bible?
Galatians is a letter that Paul wrote to early Christian congregations in the province of Galatia, located in modern-day Turkey, about A.D. The Apostle Paul wrote several letters to new congregations in the ancient world, such as the Ephesians, Thessalonians, Colossians and Corinthians
The most strongly worded of his letters in the New Testament was the one to the Galatians. It was a response to the influence of Jewish convert teachers who insisted that in addition to faith in Christ, non-Jewish believers in Galatia (gentiles) must also follow the Jewish law to receive salvation.
(1-4) A crowd gathers to Jesus near the Sea of Galilee.. After these things Jesus went over the Sea of Galilee, which is the Sea of Tiberias
And Jesus went up on the mountain, and there He sat with His disciples. After these things Jesus went over the Sea of Galilee: John now records some of the acts and words of Jesus in the Galilee region, north of Judea
Then a great multitude followed Him: This miracle is also recorded in the other three Gospel accounts. Luke mentioned that on this occasion Jesus went out to a deserted place to be alone (Luke 9:10), yet the crowds followed Him there